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post #21 of 52 Old 02-15-2014, 07:39 AM
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Horrid limbs, weak neck, crop and loin area and the feet aren't great... Also not possible 1200 pounds, that makes him heavier then my 17hh hanovarian!

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post #22 of 52 Old 02-15-2014, 08:13 AM
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Think this through, and then, if you still think it is a good idea, think it over again.

I picked up a registered APHA gelding, futurity eligible (now nominated), Breeders Trust (means he can win money) - cute little yearling for 800. No way you can breed one cheaper than what you can buy - and if all you want is a grade trail horse, you can pick one of those yearlings off of Craigslist or Dreamhorse for a couple hundred.Tops. Then you don't have to risk your mare's life, hope for a colored and healthy baby, then wait three years to ride (and that's if you put it under saddle as a 2 year old).

No reason AT ALL to breed grade horses. Especially not 14 hand appy ponies.
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post #23 of 52 Old 02-15-2014, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Think this through, and then, if you still think it is a good idea, think it over again.

I picked up a registered APHA gelding, futurity eligible (now nominated), Breeders Trust (means he can win money) - cute little yearling for 800. No way you can breed one cheaper than what you can buy - and if all you want is a grade trail horse, you can pick one of those yearlings off of Craigslist or Dreamhorse for a couple hundred.Tops. Then you don't have to risk your mare's life, hope for a colored and healthy baby, then wait three years to ride (and that's if you put it under saddle as a 2 year old).

No reason AT ALL to breed grade horses. Especially not 14 hand appy ponies.
Yeah, I decided against it yesterday. I will wait till I find a good Morgan or Friesian to breed her to, if I breed her at all.
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post #24 of 52 Old 02-15-2014, 12:34 PM
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I think that's a wiser decision ^^ because he doesn't have great conformation - won't improve your mare if you want something taller or sturdier and no guarantee you would get anything with chrome or spots
We had a horse boarded with us for a long time that was a dark bay, no white on him at all that was an Appy x bay TB
Its a lot easier to get what you want by going out and buying it 'off the peg'
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post #25 of 52 Old 02-15-2014, 09:26 PM
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Yeah, I decided against it yesterday. I will wait till I find a good Morgan or Friesian to breed her to, if I breed her at all
Most (if not all) Morgans or Friesian stud owners will not breed thier good stock to a grade horse. It reduces the value of their stud.

If you really want to breed a mare I suggest picking up a well bred broodmare (they are also readily available cheap due to a down market) - then you can produce a baby that has a good chance at a good life.

Good luck in your decisions....
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Most (if not all) Morgans or Friesian stud owners will not breed thier good stock to a grade horse. It reduces the value of their stud.

If you really want to breed a mare I suggest picking up a well bred broodmare (they are also readily available cheap due to a down market) - then you can produce a baby that has a good chance at a good life.

Good luck in your decisions....
My mare isn't grade. She is a morgan. We are working on DNA samples trying to get her registered. And I know a lot wont breed to unreg. horses. But I happen to know of a friesian that they don't care what it is bred to as long as it is healthy and such. And I spoke with a older gentleman about a black morgan stud a while back, and he would've bred his stud to my mare as well. As long as she was healthy.

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post #27 of 52 Old 02-15-2014, 11:59 PM
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Without papers backing up a linage, she is for all intents and purposes, considered a grade horse.
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post #28 of 52 Old 02-16-2014, 07:21 AM
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I would look less at the breed of the stallion and more if it complements your mare. Friesian crosses as a general rule either work out amazing or end up like an equine frankenstein monster. Make sure the stud matches/complements the mare. Just because a stud owner is willing to take your money and let their stallion cover your mare does not mean its the right stallion.
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post #29 of 52 Old 02-16-2014, 08:04 AM
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A good Frisian stallion generally isn't allowed to breed outside the breed as they risk losing their licence.

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post #30 of 52 Old 02-16-2014, 12:45 PM
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A lot of people in the US are using Friesians to cross with breeds like Arabians & Morgans for the Sport Horse market so finding someone with a stallion isn't that hard
Unless the OP is wanting to show the offspring in breed classes I don't see that it matters if the mare is registered or not as long as she's got good conformation
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